The Toronto Public Health (TPH) has recently ordered the partial closure of one workplace after a reported COVID-19 outbreak in the city. YaYA Foods Corp, a beverage and liquid food manufacturer with its office at 51 Rexdale Boulevard was advised to close partly after seven of its employees were confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
Notably, based on the City of Toronto’s monitoring dashboard, YaYA Foods Corp. is not the only workplace reported to have had an outbreak of COVID-19 in the past few days. Similar outbreaks have also been announced for Southland Holdings, Amherst Crane Rental, ProLogix Distribution Services, and EllisDon.
While RA Crete Scape Ltd, the Toronto Police Service, and JOEY Sherway were also previously declared to have COVID-19 outbreaks in their workplaces, these have been officially pronounced to be over.
The TPH only publicly discloses the name of a business or workplace concerning a COVID-19 outbreak if they have 20 or more employees. This non-disclosure is done to provide adequate protection to these businesses and their employees.
In addition, the TPH only officially declares a COVID-19 outbreak in a workplace if two or more lab-confirmed, epidemiologically linked, test-positive cases are found within 14 days.